Track cycling is one of the toughest, most physically demanding disciplines in cycling. These cyclists are the kings of power, finesse, and cunning. Not only do they have to account for their own positioning and tactics, they have to account for the tactics of the track they're riding on. Track cycling training is also quite unlike almost any other cycling training. Compared to road racers who spend hours on end putting in miles on the road, track training is heavily dependent on strength work and short interval work.
This can be difficult for a lot of cyclists to come to grips with because it's much more dependent on high-intensity work than other cycling disciplines.
So, if racing on the track or being a stronger sprinter is on your checklist, click through the jump.